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Old 02-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #691
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:41 AM   #692
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New low!

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:35 AM   #693
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hi, just checking in on you! you are doing great.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:23 AM   #694
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:35 AM   #695
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:02 AM   #696
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:19 AM   #697
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Too funny not to share....

HA! Me too! Good morning, hope you had a marvelous weekend!!!
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:52 AM   #698
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Thanks for the love ladies.... that *low* lasted for about 2.2 seconds and POOF it was gone

Not a clue as to what's happening that would warrant the gain I've got going on.... none. Back up to 225.8 ....I certainly would understand it being deserved if I was messing around and not taking care of business, but that is not the case whatsoever. Friday I purposely tightened up on calories for my reward day, due to my challenge I had ending in a few days...so didn't even really get to enjoy that!!

Obviously my body is doing whatever it pleases....because it can ....and I'm not gonna make my challenge goal. At All.


Just going to have to keep going and pray that whatever is going on straightens itself out soon. Meh!
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02/01... 228.2
02/02... 226.2
02/03... 226.4
02/04... 224.6
02/05... 224.0
02/06... 223.8
02/07... 223.8 --Friday
02/08... 226.0
02/09... 224.0
02/10... 224.4
02/11... 223.6
02/12... 223.4
02/13... 225.0
02/14... 225.0 --Friday
02/15... 226.0
02/16... 225.8
02/17... 226.6
02/18... 225.6
02/19... 225.0
02/20... 224.2
02/21... 222.8 --Friday
02/22... 224.0
02/23... 224.2
02/24... 225.8
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #699
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I.HATE.THE.SCALE.

Bummer about your challenge. But you've got the big picture in mind, and that's what really matters.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #700
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Dani, they say that stress causes a release of nasty hormones that can cause weight gain or a weight stall. Maybe you are putting too much pressure on yourself with the challenge? I am all for challenges that are based on behaviors. Since our bodies can do crazy things sometimes, a *results* challenge is enough to drive us crazy and mess with our brain. Keep doing what you are doing! The behaviors you have incorporated into your lifestyle are long term and positive. You are on a path to be the best you, you can be. That's what is important!
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:33 AM   #701
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Darn scales! I sooo feel ya! I finally started working out every single day, thinking that would surely help me break the 233-235 bouncing cycle... and the scale goes...up!?
I'm just going to tell myself it's water weight and keep on doing what I do.

Hang in there, it will pass, I'm sure of it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:23 PM   #702
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br3n~ it is sure to be water weight if you are doing everything else right. I was having the same problem and then had a whoosh week. Keep it goin'

Don't worry about it Dani, the scale is a B**CH just keep going and ignore.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:48 AM   #703
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Ugh, what can I say.... bad bad BAD day yesterday..

I woke up full of promise and hope... but nope...one hop on the scale quickly set the mood for the day. I'd gained. AGAIN, despite super clean eating and water.. ....and with that gain, solidified that I was gonna lose my dang challenge and lose my $ with it Then the day just went downhill from there.... was not prepared for a lot of high emotion running in the family and so, I jumped off the edge and didn't care.

Ended up eating fast food for dinner and enjoying every single bite. I went to bed totally satisfied and slept like a rock. Mind you, I haven't had any fast food in over 5 months....nada. Thankfully I didn't end up sick.....

The irony?

I was DOWN .2 on the scale today.

I don't even begin to understand WTH is going on, cause I haven't a clue. I did my final weigh-in a day early and called it a day. Insanity on how my weight completely freaked out the last week.

Anywho..... moving on.

Taking the rest of this week and doing all HC days and going to reset to begin another cycle on Saturday. I think my body is very ready for it if the crazy little drop from this morning is any indication
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02/01... 228.2
02/02... 226.2
02/03... 226.4
02/04... 224.6
02/05... 224.0
02/06... 223.8
02/07... 223.8 --Friday
02/08... 226.0
02/09... 224.0
02/10... 224.4
02/11... 223.6
02/12... 223.4
02/13... 225.0
02/14... 225.0 --Friday
02/15... 226.0
02/16... 225.8
02/17... 226.6
02/18... 225.6
02/19... 225.0
02/20... 224.2
02/21... 222.8 --Friday
02/22... 224.0
02/23... 224.2
02/24... 225.8
02/25... 225.6
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:12 AM   #704
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Aw, D! Life just takes over sometimes, doesn't it? I'm sorry it was such a bad day. I think you're wise to ease off and have a reset next week. It may be the shock that your body needs. And I'm glad for the little loss this morning.

Here's hoping today will be a much better day.

And by the way, I'm amazed at how well you have stuck to plan for these 5 months. FIVE MONTHS! Take a good long look at that and realize how great you are doing. One "bad" day is nothin'!
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:58 PM   #705
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I agree with Carol! You are amazing! In five months time you've lost a ton of weight and regained your confidence, made some great new habits and you've admittedly done this while enjoying the plan. I couldn't be happier for you. I think doing the HC reset is a great idea. The scale is going to move again in the right direction! (Or else it finds itself in the trash and replaced by a nicer model)...

Hang in there!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:02 AM   #706
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Had a big huge post all written and the site ate my post

Thanks Carol & Blonde for the love

Had a few stumbles along the way yesterday....scale back up .2 It is what it is...the trick is to keep dancing.....



02/01... 228.2
02/02... 226.2
02/03... 226.4
02/04... 224.6
02/05... 224.0
02/06... 223.8
02/07... 223.8 --Friday
02/08... 226.0
02/09... 224.0
02/10... 224.4
02/11... 223.6
02/12... 223.4
02/13... 225.0
02/14... 225.0 --Friday
02/15... 226.0
02/16... 225.8
02/17... 226.6
02/18... 225.6
02/19... 225.0
02/20... 224.2
02/21... 222.8 --Friday
02/22... 224.0
02/23... 224.2
02/24... 225.8
02/25... 225.6
02/26... 225.8
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:03 AM   #707
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Whoa! I apologize for the size of that pic! No idea how to change that, but there ya go... a GIANT reminder for you all
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:55 AM   #708
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:19 AM   #709
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And it's a good one at that!
Well ya definitely can't miss it!
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So I went back through weigh-ins from 2012 and early part of 2013... I spent a lot....and I mean ALOT of time in the 230's.... like nearly 5 months or so I teetered into the 220's...getting as low as 228'ish and then promptly bouncing back up into the 30's.... CRAZY. I need to dig out my weigh-ins from waaaaaay back when I lost a ton of weight (yes, I kept it all--don't judge! ) and see where I sat in the 200's...

Kinda makes sense in that my body somehow instinctively wants to run back into the 30's...almost as if it wants to hide and camp out there.

Seems like I tended to start anew, get going for a bit, lose 10-20 pounds (depending on my starting weight at the time) and jump ship in and around those 30's.... ALWAYS.

Interesting indeed...............
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Well ya definitely can't miss it!
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So I went back through weigh-ins from 2012 and early part of 2013... I spent a lot....and I mean ALOT of time in the 230's.... like nearly 5 months or so I teetered into the 220's...getting as low as 228'ish and then promptly bouncing back up into the 30's.... CRAZY. I need to dig out my weigh-ins from waaaaaay back when I lost a ton of weight (yes, I kept it all--don't judge! ) and see where I sat in the 200's...

Kinda makes sense in that my body somehow instinctively wants to run back into the 30's...almost as if it wants to hide and camp out there.

Seems like I tended to start anew, get going for a bit, lose 10-20 pounds (depending on my starting weight at the time) and jump ship in and around those 30's.... ALWAYS.

Interesting indeed...............
Isn't that the truth?? Instead of muscle memory, my body has fat memory! ARGH!! You'll be able to push past this right into the teens!! And beyond. I don't suppose a solid week of avoiding the scale would be in order? When I know I'm on track and the scale lies....I want to chuck it out the window. You're gonna head in the right direction shortly. Keep the faith.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:37 AM   #711
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Love that QUOTE! Big or not!

You are so smart to track stuff. I agree, all of our bodies have FAT MEMORY! Frustrating indeed!
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I've been in my fat memory place for too long now, jumping back in. So frustrating most of the times. Hope you find out what works!!!! .
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Hi Melanie, it's good to have you back!


Laying low for a couple days.....

but I'll be back.
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"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - Confucius
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Morning, Dani -- I've been sick after getting back from vacay, then had to go to a wedding all day Saturday...trying to get refocused over here. I love that quote you posted!

Hope all's well with you, chica. *Hugs*
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:28 AM   #719
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Julie, thanks for stopping in!

Monica, Jamie, Cle, thanks for checking on me!

Been busy over here trying to pull my $*** together. Not super clear as to how it happened, really. All I know is one day I gave myself permission to eat off plan and that's all there was to the rest of the week.

I know I had been having a lot of strong thoughts about feeling like I was failing, feeling like I wasn't progressing like I wanted and being clueless as to how to fix it, feeling frustrated at my inability to just drop weight like crazy, and really REALLY feeling guilty for a lot of things all tied to weight loss and my journey. The biggest piece of guilt was feeling ridiculous because I have the luxury of being home and having ONLY this to focus on and I can't seem to make huge progress to show for all that time I have. Feeling as if I've been wasting the opportunity, feeling less than & VERY unworthy. It's amazing how easy it is to beat myself up. How unwilling I can be to acknowledge all the really great things I have accomplished in the last few months while carb cycling. Unacceptable.

I have truly enjoyed the journey this time around. I love the way I get to eat and still see losses...albeit small losses, comparatively to others...but dangit, they're MINE! I have been able to enjoy free foods every single week and still lose.... albeit slowly, but dangit, it's a LOSS! There is NOTHING I can really complain about my lifestyle. It's a perfect fit for me. It erased the guilt I used to have for enjoying a freebie meal out on the weekend, it pushed me to keep up with my water every day, and I learned that my body feels so much better when I'm not combining high fat with complex carbs. Total win!

I am owning my journey. Bumps and all. The mind is a very tricky place to navigate. It's pushing me to grow, to learn, to find acceptance with myself, and more importantly, to find forgiveness within. The crazy part about this whole crazy week and a half off plan...is there was nothing really wrong with anything But, because I couldn't seem to allow myself to *just be* in the moment and relish the progress I HAD made, created a crazy thought process that was simply illogical and irrational.

...own worst enemy and all that....

Anyways. I'm over it. All of it.

So, I finally got on the scale today.

230.0

Yep.

What's so frustrating about this number is that it wasn't gotten by eating vast amounts of junk food....there were no whole chocolate cakes involved, no vats of ice cream or copious amounts of burgers & fries...
....it came from skipped meals (I normally eat 5x a day), the wrong combinations of foods (high fat with carbs), not nearly enough water to balance any of that food out....and yes, there were a FEW cookies involved, a handful of potato chips, and 1 order of French fries..

My body let me know loud & clear that it hates me when I do this.

So enough is enough. This isn't what I set out to do when I began last September....and definitely not to undo everything I've worked so hard for already!

Going for 1 full day of 100% on plan. I can do this.

I'm still shaking my head at how easily the weight can pile back on in a hurry!
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Oh Danielle, what a very honest and courageous post, and to be so honest with yourself as to why this happened. It is CRAZY what we do to ourselves mentally, and then it translates to how we act physically.

From my perspective, you are doing great. You have been seeing the downward trend so consistently. I know it's not big losses every day, but your progression down the scale has been quite inspirational to me. You are SO worthy, girl! I wish that the love and support we shower on each other could translate as easily back onto ourselves. Why are we all so messed up that way???

I feel you on what you've been going through. I've been having something similar. I haven't been weighing, but I can tell I'm not shrinking like I was for so long. And for the past couple of weeks I've been struggling mightily with DDs, and yesterday I just couldn't face it and decided to take a small break from JUDDD and do straight LC for a week or two (or three). I think I need the ketosis to get cravings back in control, and I've been missing eating my LC favorites. So hopefully it will be the shake-up I need to get my mojo back!

I'm so proud of you that you got your "break" under control and are having a fresh start. You can do this. YOU CAN DO THIS!
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